Tianjin Woman Given Jail for Term Suing Former Chinese Dictator
Ms. Wang Fangni is now incarcerated at Tianjin Women’s Prison, where two other Falun Gong practitioners from the same district are also serving time for their efforts in resisting the persecution of Falun Gong. Ms. Wan Huimin, 69, was arrested on December 6, 2015 and sentenced to 4 years in prison. Ms. Gao Fenglan, 67, was arrested on March 18, 2016 and given a 2-year prison term.
Ms. Wang’s ordeal began on November 20, 2015 when officer Wang Xiaolu broke into her home to interrogate her regarding her lawsuit against Jiang. He took pictures of and videotaped her without her consent.
Officer Wang returned weeks later, on December 6. He confiscated Ms. Wang’s computer, laptop, cell phone, and other valuables, before taking her to Tiantajie Police Station.
Ms. Wang was later moved to Hexi Detention Center, where she was held until her prison transfer.
Ms. Wang was sentenced to 3 years in prison in May 2017 and soon moved to Tianjin Women’s Prison.
In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.
The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners in the past 16 years. More have been tortured for their belief and even killed for their organs. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.
Under his personal direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organ, the “610 Office,” on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang's directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.
Chinese law allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.